Saul Bass does Star Wars

An amusing look at how the opening credits of Star Wars might have turned out if they had been created by legendary title designer Saul Bass:

Of course, one of the things I love about Star Wars is the timelessness of its music and style. A few elements aside, the movies don’t feel dated to a particular era, which is what has allowed them to last so long. This is a concept most moviemakers still haven’t wrapped their heads around, and so we get all of these flash-in-the-pan creations that will be laughably anchored to the year in which they were made in a very short time.

Soapbox aside, here’s a rather funny follow-up to the above credit sequence, The George Lucas Special Edition version:

~ by Jared on March 6, 2008.

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